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Chronic Offender Unit
The Chronic Offender Unit was developed to help patrol officers with the catch and release cycle of dealing with repeat or chronic offenders. A handful of these chronic offenders can have a serious impact on our community, committing countless property crimes often to fuel their drug habits.
The VPD defines chronic offenders as:
- having an established pattern of criminal code conviction
- currently committing crimes
- assessed by police or partner agencies as a medium to high risk to re-offend
Members of the Unit manage these offenders by using information, enforcement, social support, and study, acting not only in the best interests of the community, but of the offender, as well.
The Unit also provides invaluable communication between the courts, Crown and the VPD – all working together to achieve purposeful sentencing.